What is the best solution for alcoholism?
- RWPossumLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Project MATCH, the most elaborate study of psychotherapies ever, found that the standard treatments - AA, motivation enhancement, and CBT - are all good and equally good.
It's very important to see a doctor about a drinking problem - for a number of reasons.
Good source of info - SMARTRecovery.org. They have a program based on the standard counseling methods. Not 12-step but not opposed to 12-step.
Beware of rehab facilities. These are mostly scams. William Miller of the Univ of New Mexico, one of the top experts, was interviewed for this expose' of rehab -
- Judy and CharlieLv 72 months ago
Someone must admit that they are an alcoholic, enter medical detox and a treatment program and become a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Continually working on your own program can result in decades of sobriety and health.
- 2 months ago
Depends on what you think will work for you. The abstinence model or the harm-reduction model.
- 2 months ago
Don't listen to KLB.
Immediate abstinence could cause Delirium Tremens and trigger permanent brain damage.
You need to wean off of it slowly and then abstain from it altogether.
Stay away from people and settings with alcohol.
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- KLBLv 62 months ago
abstinence is the only solution
- Anonymous2 months ago
The best solution is abstinence. See your physician who can help you find an appropriate treatment plan.
- Bobbitt BewareLv 62 months ago
Treatment at a rehab center and follow up treatment and counseling. It is a disease but like all diseases it can be treated.
- LANLv 72 months ago
Same as for any other drug addiction. Death. Death from alcoholism is one of the most painful way that a person can die. If someone cares that little about them self, why bother with stopping them? Just don't let them drag you down with them.
- KiethLv 72 months ago
Unless an alcoholic wants help, they cannot get help.
- Rick BLv 72 months ago
Typically not drinking is the best solution.